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Notable Historical Events for April 19th

2011Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

1934Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

1947After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

1933FDR announces US will leave gold standard

1909Joan of Arc receives beatification

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1981Beth Daniel wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf

1986Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1782John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1949Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

April 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 19th

1721Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1979Kate Hudson, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree)

1981Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

1935Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

1987Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

1962Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

April 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 19th

1997Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

1997Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

April 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 19th

1967Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

1882Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

April 19th Deaths
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